Mechanic Tattooing

July 15, 2012
An incredible shot from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, anĀ Albumen silver print from a glass negative from the 1870's of a man with some traditional tattooing. Not much is known about this photograph but it is inscribed in pencil on mount, recto BC: "Mechanic Tatooing" and is part of theĀ Gilman Collection of the Museum. A great little slice of history.